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CARD - Garden Party Challenge #5

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Hello,

Garden Party Challenge #5 is up with prompts suggested by Giovanna.
Round card was a challenge for me, but drawing the sunflower was a lot of fun! The whole card was watercoloured (Sennelier watercolours).
If you want to play with us, you can find the challenge on INSTAGRAM

Le 5ème Garden Party Challenge a été proposé hier avec les consignes proposées par Giovanna.
La carte ronde n'a pas été des plus faciles pour moi, mais j'ai beaucoup aimé dessiner le tournesol (peint à l'aquarelle Sennelier).
Si vous voulez jouer avec nous, vous trouverez le challenge surINSTAGRAM















CARDS - New Crafty Individuals stamps (3)

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Hello,  Back with two more cards with the latest Crafty Individuals stamps. These are the last two... for now 😉 De retour avec deux autres cartes faites avec les nouveaux tampons de Crafty Individuals. Ce sont les deux dernières... pour le moment
Used the CI-520 stamp (Trio of inky butterflies) and the Crafty Individual Glossy card again for this first card, hence the blue watercolour background and amazing stamping result.  J'ai utilisé le tampons CI-520 et les cartes glossy de Crafty Individuals pour le fond bleu de cette première carte.











For the second card, I stamped on Strathmore Bristol card, which is one of my favourite stamping/inking card. I stamped CI-235 Floral Flourish on the card with two Distress Oxide, which I then clear embossed. Main butterfly is stamped on the Crafty Individuals glossy card. 
Pour la deuxième carte, le fond de carte est du Bristol de chez Strathmore, une de mes surfaces préférées pour  les cartes. J'ai tamponné le CI-235 Floral Flourish avec deux D…

CARDS - New Crafty Individuals stamps (2)

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Hello, hello, 
I am back with more cards made with Crafty Individuals stamps. I know I'm late with my posting, but I went away for a few days, and have been focusing on drawing since I came back, so staying away from computer/phone and social media. --- De retour avec de nouvelles cartes faites avec les derniers tampons Crafty Individuals. Je sais que je suis à la bourre quant aux articles sur mon blog, mais je me suis absentée quelques jours pour retrouver ma Vendée natale, et depuis mon retour, je me concentre plus sur le dessin. Donc je m'éloigne forcément de l'ordi/téléphone et réseaux sociaux (sinon je n'avance pas)

So for these cards, I have focused more on bright summery colours and stamped exclusively on Crafty Individuals card, which is an amazing surface to stamp on. Details are so crisp.
Pour ces cartes, je suis restée sur des couleurs estivales vives et j'ai tamponné exclusivement sur les cartes Crafty Individuals, super carte qui fait ressortir les détails…

CARDS - Garden Party Challenge #4

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hello,

Time for the 4th Garden Party Challenge.
Nous sommes partis pour le 4ème Garden Party Challenge.



This time, we are playing with colours and textures. For the complementary colours, I chose blue and orange.  Because my blue is rather dark, so is the orange, nearly rusty colour
J'ai choisi le bleu et orange pour les couleurs complémentaires.  Comme mon bleu est assez foncé, le orange l'est aussi, pratiquement cuivré 

Here the products I used: PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, Grunge Paste, Versafine ink, Prima Art Alchemy wax, The Crafter's Workshop's stencil
Details of the background
Used Grunge Paste through The Crafter's Workshop clock stencil for the texture

Hope you will come and play with us

CARDS - New Crafty Individuals stamps (1)

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Hello,

I can finally share with you the brand new Crafty Individuals stamps which just got released first on Hochanda, and then, in a couple of weeks, you will be able to get them on the Crafty Individuals website.



I will start with CI-518, Butterfly Morning, which I must admit is probably my favourite out of the four new stamps. On this first card, I used it with their glossy card, which I love as the details just stamp beautifully on it. 

As it is a glossy card, not every ink/medium will come out well. I definitely did not use any alcohol inks as I don't have any (and don't like them). So I used a different technique, which I will hopefully share with you very soon (health and energy permitting)

I made a grey blueish background on this one and stamped the image with Versafine ink.
I stamped it again on white card, and cut out the butterfly, clock, big letter, some of the circles which I then glued to the card to make them stand out.


 I also embossed the stars using a Versam…

ART JOURNAL - Bee Patchwork

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Hello, 
A new Art Journal page today, rather different... not what I usually do.  I will call it AJ patchwork. It's not a collage, didn't glue anything (other than the gilding) 😊 Lot of fun. Time consuming, but so much fun. I will do more of these for sure!! Nouvelle page Art Journal aujourd'hui, plutôt différente de ce que je fais d'habitude? J'appelle ça un AJ patchwork... Ce n'est pas un collage, je n'ai rien collé (à part la dorure) 😊
Insomnia led me to this... too many incertainties about what's coming up next for cancer #1  as well as  side effects of medication for cancer #2... sooooo... I try to push those thoughts away and focus on art and "what am I gonna do next?" kinda thoughts.  Je suis arrivée à ceci grâce à l'insomnie. Faut bien que ça serve à quelque chose parfois 😅 Les incertitudes du cancer #1 + les effets secondaires des médicaments du cancer #2 ont eu raison de mon sommeil... dooooonc.... j'essaie de mettre ces pensées d…